History was written yesterday in Nandi County with the Swearing-in of the youngest Governor in the history of devolved units in Kenya. Speakers remarked that H.E the Governor of Nandi County Hon Stephen K. Sang was even the youngest Governor the world over.
Thousands thronged the Kapsabet Showground to witness the inauguration of the 34-year young Governor H.E Stephen Sang who is the immediate Senator for Nandi County.
Speaking during the event, H.E the Governor promised sweeping changes in his administration with accountability being the hallmark of his strategic plan.
He promised prudent utilization of public resources under his administration and warned corruption cartels that they will not be tolerated in the county.
“I will not tolerate any corrupt practices at whatever level, I am sounding a clear warning to corruption cartels in the county that they have no place in Nandi,” he warned.
H.E the Governor Stephen K. Sang said that his administration will undertake a staff count exercise to weed out ghost workers in the county payroll and swore to protect and defend law abiding county employees.
He added that the county shall invite the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) to carry out lifestyle audit for some staff members in specific departments as may be identified.
“Anyone found culpable will be dealt with in accordance with the law,” he said.
Governor Sang promised to prioritize provision of medical care in all health facilities in the county and directed that county employees including himself seek medical services from county health facilities.
“I pledge to turn around the health sector so that every resident of Nandi County will have no reason to seek medical attention outside the county,” he said.
“I therefore direct that moving forward all county employees starting from myself will be seeking medical services from our own county health facilities,” he added.
Outgoing Governor H.E Dr. Cleophas Lagat who handed over the instruments of power pledged his support for his successor.
“I conceded defeat for the sake of peace in this county,” he said.
Sang was sworn-in alongside his deputy Dr Yulita Cheruiyot in a ceremony that was witnessed by a host of leaders who reminded the Governor of the huge task ahead.
“We have been elected by the people and this seats we have been given because people need change,” Bomet Governor-elect Joyce Laboso said.